Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, GOI, 2017-18
Avani Kapur, Mridusmita Bordoloi (2017)

The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the Government of India’s (GOI) flagship elementary education programme. Launched in 2001, it aims to provide universal primary education to children between the ages of 6 to 14 years. SSA is now the primary vehicle for implementing the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE).


This brief uses government reported data to analyse Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) performance along the following parameters:


  • Overall trends in GOI allocations and expenditures
  • Expenditure performance across key SSA activities for 6 states
  • Compliance with Right to Education (RTE)
  • Outcomes